Böhmer, Justus Henning. Doctrina de actionibus ad praxin hodiernam [...].

Frankfurt/Main, Buchner, 1738.

8vo. (30), 821, (59) pp. With engraved frontispiece. Title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary blindstamped full calf over wooden boards with stamped label to spine, handwritten short title and two clasps. All edges red.


Fourth edition of the handbook for civil actions, dedicated to baron Heinrich von Heuel; first published in 1710. The jurist Böhmer (1674-1749) was professor at the University of Halle; his works on civil and ecclesiastical law have "ensured [him] a glorious lasting position in the history of scholarship" (cf. ADB). Thanks to its systematic and clear structure and its practicality, this work was used in universities as well as in courts and advanced to become the most prominent manual for the 18th century's civil procedure code. Not until two centuries later would another such work, by the German jurists Heinz Thomas and Hans Putzo, reach similar popularity. The frontispiece shows a portrait of the author.

Hinges slightly rubbed; small trace of worming to lower cover. Title-page slightly trimmed. Paper lightly browned and brownstained throughout.

ADB III, 79.

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